Construction products detail

Tension rod systems, cable tension members and cable meshes

Tension rod systems and cable tension members are used, for example, for trusses, suspensions, cross bracing and wind bracing, particularly in engineering works (new structures) but also in the repair or strengthening of existing structures.

Cable meshes offer a wide variety of applications. For example, they can be utilised as design elements on facades or in buildings for transparent room partitioning. Cable meshes can also be used as fall protection for people or vehicles.

Regulatory framework

DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ) for tension rod systems, cable tension members and cable meshes. European Technical Assessments (ETAs) can also be issued for these products.

Furthermore, DIBt grants general construction technique permits (aBG) for construction techniques comprising these products for which there are no conclusive technical rules.

Please also refer to the applicable design and execution rules, cf., in particular, MVV TB, Parts A 1 and A 2.

For fall protection meshes, please also note the ETB Guideline on fall prevention components (Bauteile, die gegen Absturz sichern), June 1985, IfBt Mitteilungen, vol. 2/1987.

National procedure

A national technical approval (abZ) and/or oder general construction technique permit (aBG) is granted upon application (see Model Building Code (MBO), Sections 16a(2) and18(2) and (4)). This also applies to amendments and supplements to, or renewals of existing approvals and/or construction technique permits.

No formal requirements apply. The following information is needed: name and address of the applicant, description of the product and/or construction technique and its field of use or application, type of decision required (new decision, amendment or supplement to, or renewal of, an existing decision).

Please feel free to use the template below.

European Technical Assessment (ETA)

To start the ETA procedure, please submit the form below. We will then check if the prerequisites for issuing an ETA are met, i.e., in particular, if the product is not fully covered by an existing harmonised standard. If the prerequisites are met, we will check whether a European Assessment Document (EAD) covering the requested assessment scope already exists or still needs to be developed. If an EAD needs to be developed or amended, a complete technical file needs to be established before the procedure can begin.


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valid until
Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Validity
from / to
Seilnetzkonstruktionen Jakob Rope Systems Webnet Jakob AG 3555 Trubschachen SCHWEIZ Z-14.7-557 Z: 12.01.2022
G: 05.01.2027
Seil-Zugglieder aus unlegierten Stählen Görlitzer Hanf- und Drahtseilerei Am Flugplatz 9 02828 Görlitz Z-14.7-574 Z: 01.07.2022
V: 01.07.2022
G: 01.04.2025
INTEGRA-pw Gitterelemente als Anprallschutz und Absturzsicherung projekt w Systeme aus Stahl GmbH Geseker Straße 36 33154 Salzkotten Z-14.7-635 Z: 04.01.2022
G: 04.01.2027
DYWIDAG - Litzenbündelseile DYNA Grip® DYWIDAG-Systems International GmbH Neuhofweg 5 85716 Unterschleissheim Z-14.7-759 Z: 15.03.2021
G: 20.03.2026
Huck Stahl-Seilnetzkonstruktion DRALO-Net Lothar Huck GmbH Im Mühlgut 8- 10 77815 Bühl-Weitenung Z-14.7-765 Z: 16.03.2021
G: 12.04.2026
Architekturgewebe "CREATIVEWEAVE" GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG Metallweberstrasse 46 52353 Düren Z-14.7-795 Z: 12.05.2022
G: 09.05.2027
INTEGRA-pw 3.0 Gitterelemente als Fahrzeug-Anprallschutz und Personenabsturzsicherung projekt w Systeme aus Stahl GmbH Geseker Straße 36 33154 Salzkotten Z-14.7-882 Z: 14.02.2023
G: 28.06.2026
mb-Anprallgitter als Anprallschutz und Absturzsicherung Max Bögl Fertigteilwerke GmbH & Co. KG Max-Bögl-Straße 1 92369 Sengenthal Z-14.7-902 Z: 29.04.2022
G: 29.04.2027
HAVER Architekturgewebe Haver & Boecker OHG Carl-Haver-Platz 3 59302 Oelde Z-14.7-923 Z: 31.03.2023
G: 31.03.2028
VSL SSI 2000 Schrägseilsystem (Litzenbündelseile) VSL (Schweiz) AG Wankdorfallee 5 3014 BERN SCHWEIZ Z-14.71-887 Z: 24.08.2021
G: 23.08.2026
Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Issued on
Carl Stahl Wire Ropes I-SYS Carl Stahl ARC GmbH Siemensstraße 2 73079 Süssen DEUTSCHLAND ETA-10/0358 17.10.2016
PFEIFER Wire Ropes Pfeifer Seil- und Hebetechnik GmbH Dr.-Karl-Lenz-Str. 66 87700 Memmingen DEUTSCHLAND ETA-11/0160 01.10.2021
FATZER HYEND tension components FATZER AG - Drahtseilfabrik Hofstrasse 44 8590 ROMANSHORN SCHWEIZ ETA-15/0917 02.12.2019
REDAELLI Cable System Redaelli Tecna spa Via A. Volta 16 20093 Cologno Monzese (Milano) ITALIEN ETA-18/1122 09.04.2021
Carl Stahl ARC cable net systems X-TEND Carl Stahl ARC GmbH Siemensstraße 2 73079 Süssen DEUTSCHLAND ETA-22/0257 03.11.2022